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Hogan Lovells US LLP

New York

  • 875 Third Avenue
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10022
  • Chairman: Stephen J Immelt (as of July 1, 2014)
  • Number of lawyers: 2,500

Firm Overview:
Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. The firm* offers an exceptional, high-quality transatlantic capability, with extensive reach into the world’s commercial and financial centers and distinctive strengths in the areas of government regulatory, litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance and intellectual property. The firm’s lawyers possess the experience, knowledge and connections to craft solutions for clients across a wide range of industries. The highly collaborative nature of Hogan Lovells’ global network gives it the distinct ability to match each client’s specific needs to the unique skills of its worldwide network of lawyers. Hogan Lovells’ style is open, service-focused and friendly. The firm provides cohesive representation at the local, national and global levels, which allows Hogan Lovells to focus on virtually every one of their client’s goals, no matter how varied they may be in scope, subject or geography. Hogan Lovells’ 2,500 lawyers operate out of more than 40 offices in 26 countries around the globe and each exhibits the firm’s core values of excellence, teamwork, good citizenship and putting clients first. In the United States, the firm’s lawyers are based in 12 offices stretching from coast to coast. Good citizenship is one of Hogan Lovells’ core values. Through direct involvement with individuals, notfor- profit groups and non-governmental organizations, the firm works with local and global communities to influence change for the better. The firm also takes positive actions to help sustain the environment.

Main Areas of Practice:
Hogan Lovells is based around five main practice groups:

Corporate:
Hogan Lovells’ presence throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States means that they can work with clients to successfully deliver on strategic crossborder and domestic transactions. The practice assists public and private companies, private funds and other investors, investment banks, financial institutions and governmental entities on their most complex and challenging transactions.

Finance:
Located in the world’s financial hubs, Hogan Lovells’ Finance Practice is consistently rated as a market leader by respected legal directories and trade publications. The practice comprises business restructuring and insolvency, infrastructure and project finance, securitization and structured finance, debt capital markets and banking.

Government Regulatory:
In an increasingly complex global market, it is more important than ever to understand, anticipate and quickly respond to a wide range of regulatory challenges. The practice’s objective is to help clients achieve a competitive advantage and minimize regulatory risk. The firm’s experience at the intersection of business and government enables it to guide clients successfully through the growing array of regulatory issues.

Intellectual Property:
The Intellectual Property Group helps drive clients’ business growth by protecting and leveraging their ideas and innovations, brands and creative works. Its lawyers combine a strategic, global outlook with local knowledge and a keen understanding of the technological and business factors involved in this area of law.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The practice has a long track record of achievement in complex, high-stakes disputes. Because its lawyers are leaders in their local jurisdictions and function across offices as one team, the firm is positioned to deliver both local insight and global perspective to meet clients’ interests in multi-jurisdictional matters.

Industry Sectors:
Hogan Lovells also has deep knowledge about many key industry sectors:
■Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
■Automotive
■Consumer
■Education
■Energy & Natural Resources
■Financial Institutions
■Infrastructure
■Life Sciences & Healthcare
■Real Estate
■Sports & Recreational Facilities
■Technology, Media & Telecoms
■Transportation

Awards & Recognition:
Hogan Lovells’ individual practices and lawyers continue to be recognized through a broad array of ratings and rankings. The following are a selection of the firm’s most recent successes: Hogan Lovells was named among the top five law firms with the strongest brand in Acritas’ annual “US Law Firms Brand Index 2014.” Additionally, the international arbitration practice jumped to fourth place in Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) annual listing of the world’s most active arbitration practices. For the fourth consecutive year, Hogan Lovells was named to The National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List, which recognizes the nation’s leading appellate practices.

*“Hogan Lovells” or the “firm” is an international legal practice that includes Hogan Lovells US LLP and Hogan Lovells International LLP.

Branches

  • Columbia Square,
  • 555 Thirteenth Street, NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20004
  • Tel +1 202 637 5600
  • Fax +1 202 637 5910
  • Website : www.hoganlovells.com
  • 1999 Avenue of the Stars,
  • Suite 1400,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067
  • Tel +1 310 785 4600
  • Fax +1 310 785 4601
  • 3 Embarcadero Center,
  • 15th Floor,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94111
  • Tel +1 415 374 2300
  • Fax +1 415 374 2499
  • Suite 1300,
  • Two North Cascade Avenue,
  • Colorado Springs,
  • Colorado
  • USA
  • CO 80903
  • Tel +1 719 448 5900
  • Fax +1 719 448 5922
  • One Tabor Center, Suite 1500,
  • 1200 Seventeenth Street,
  • Denver,
  • Colorado
  • USA
  • CO 80202
  • Tel +1 303 899 7300
  • Fax +1 303 899 7333
  • 600 Brickell Avenue,
  • Suite 2700,
  • Miami,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33131
  • Tel +1 305 459 6500
  • Fax +1 305 459 6550
  • 100 International Drive,
  • Suite 2000,
  • Baltimore,
  • Maryland
  • USA
  • MD 21202
  • Tel +1 410 659 2700
  • Fax +1 410 659 2701
  • 875 Third Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10022
  • Tel +1 212 918 3000
  • Fax +1 212 918 3100
  • 1835 Market Street, 29th Floor ,
  • Philadelphia,
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 19103
  • Tel +1 267 675 4600
  • Fax +1 267 675 4601
  • 700 Louisiana Street,
  • Suite 4300,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel +1 713 632 1400
  • Fax +1 713 632 1401
  • Park Place II Ninth Floor,
  • 7930 Jones Branch Drive,
  • McLean,
  • Virginia
  • USA
  • VA 22102-3302
  • Tel +1 703 610 6100
  • Fax +1 703 610 6200
  • 4085 Campbell Avenue,
  • Menlo Park,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94025
  • Tel +1 650 463 4000
  • Fax +1 650 463 4199

Energy & Natural Resources - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Denver and DC.

What the team is known for A regulatory powerhouse with experienced lawyers able to handle regulatory matters and litigation in areas such as electricity, oil and gas, and the nuclear sector. Its electricity lawyers focus on representing regulated utilities in matters related to FERC, the DOE and CFTC. It has a strong natural gas practice which is known for its representation of pipeline clients in regulatory matters. Its nuclear team is able to advise on the NRC, DOE and nuclear export matters. Also noted for the strength of its internationally focused mining practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"What I appreciate is the broader perspective and nuance that they bring to the analysis of regulatory permitting issues. They really have a very reasoned and deliberate analysis. They can connect the dots; they understand that what you are focusing on is connected with other areas where you need to make progress."

"They tailor their level of response to what we need; these guys are really flexible and efficient."

Work highlights Advised Chevron Pipe Line in connection with its interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Its lawyers counseled the client on FERC and Regulatory Commission of Alaska matters.

Acted for Northeast Utilities to obtain a Presidential Permit for cross-border electricity transmission lines between Quebec and New England.

Represented Green Mountain Power in obtaining NRC approval for its merger with Gaz Metro. 

Acted for BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal in relation to the sale of its subsidiary, BHP Navajo Coal.

Notable practitioners  

Kevin Lipson is a regulatory attorney and litigator with a strong reputation in the natural gas sector. He advised NiSource in connection to a settlement, authorized by FERC, between an interstate pipeline and its customers, related to investment needed to modernize the pipeline. Sources say: "He is an outstanding adviser; he has a wealth of experience in the area and his judgment is very sound."

Patrick Nevins is noted for his regulatory and disputes experience in gas and liquid pipelines and LNG matters. He advised Dominion Cove Point LNG in relation to issues such as DOE and FERC approval for an LNG export terminal, in addition to civil litigation related to the project. "He has the full skill set: writing, oral advocacy, cross-examination and a wonderful demeanor to wrap it all together," notes one positive interviewee. 

Daniel Stenger has a great deal of experience in issues such as nuclear licensing and dealing with the NRC and DOE. He acts for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group in connection with matters such as licensing, decommissioning and nuclear liability insurance. Sources say: "He brings added value because he thinks beyond the assignment and will offer me strategic context to my questions." 

Ajay Kuntamukkala focuses on international trade and export control matters in relation to the nuclear industry. He represents clients before government bodies such as the DOE, the DOC and the Treasury. He advised Toshiba America Nuclear Energy in relation to nuclear export control. Commentators remark: "He is someone that understands the rules, is not needlessly adversarial, looks for solutions in the bounds of the regulations, and he has respect and credibility among the government personnel."

Stefan Krantz is a well-respected FERC regulatory lawyer with a client list that includes natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage companies, and oil and gas marketers. He advised TransCanada in relation to FERC regulatory and compliance matters, including rate cases and certificate hearings.

John Lilyestrom advises electricity clients in relation to FERC regulatory matters and NERC reliability standards. He acted for NV Energy in obtaining regulatory approval for its $5.6 billion acquisition by Mid-American Holdings. "He is an extraordinarily good writer, a very clever lawyer, and extraordinarily careful and organized," reports one source.

Mary Anne Sullivan is a regulatory lawyer whose experience across the energy sector is acknowledged by peers and clients. She was part of the Hogan Lovells team that advised Louisiana Energy Services in relation to regulatory and legislative issues connected to its development of a commercial uranium enrichment facility in New Mexico. Sources say: "She can rapidly understand any complex issue and craft a correct or common-sense approach to dealing with it from a legal perspective."

John Stough has a FERC and state-level regulatory practice. He is particularly noted for his representation of electricity utilities and lenders in the power sector. He advised Cleco, an electricity utility, in connection to matters such as the recovery of capital costs and tariff rates for transmission. "He is good at representing the client before the commission and he is a natural born negotiator," notes one interviewee.

Amy Roma is an associate in the firm's nuclear practice. She was part of the team that assisted NAC International with NRC and DOE issues related to its acquisition by Hitachi Zosen. Sources say: "She is very responsive and hard-working, very talented and also very experienced in licensing proceedings."

Significant clients Neutron Energy, Gen4Energy, California Independent System Operator, Anadarko, American Electric Power. 

Corporate/M&A - New York

What the team is known for International firm with a well-regarded New York transactional practice. Strong client roster of public and private companies, as well as private equity firms.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"A go-to legal team for me. They are full-service, international, have local counsel where I need it and keep legal teams lean."

"Hogan consistently adapts advice to circumstances."

What's new? Michael Gilligan joins from Allen & Overy.

Work highlights Acted for Office Depot on the $690 million sale to Grupo Gigante of its stake in Office Depot de México.

Advised News Corporation on the separation of its publishing business and entertainment operations.

Notable practitioners  

Clients and peers alike praise Michael Gilligan as an "extremely capable lawyer" who has "got charm when he needs it, but is tough as nails." He represents acquirers, targets, investors and financial advisers in a range of corporate and M&A transactions.

Significant clients Ford, HarperCollins Publishers, ExxonMobil, Daimler, One Rock Capital Partners.

Healthcare - New York

What the team is known for Commended for its extensive representation of a wide range of healthcare providers including long-term care groups and managed care organizations. Houses impressive strength in the transactional space, regularly handling mergers and restructurings, while also offering strong regulatory and litigation capabilities.

Work highlights Assisted Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation and its affiliates in relation to a number of diverse transactions, compliance matters and regulatory issues.

Advised the American Board of Neurological Surgery with regard to a range of transactional and regulatory matters.

Notable practitioners  

Jeffrey Schneider has been described by one client as "the best healthcare lawyer in New York." He focuses on the transactional and regulatory elements of healthcare as well as being experienced in healthcare litigation.

Significant clients The State University of New York, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Nurse On Call, Continuum of Care Improvement Through Information Exchange New York.

Insurance - New York

What the team is known for Offers expertise in insurance and reinsurance disputes. Strong in arbitration and coverage litigation, with particular experience in insurance insolvencies. Also handles transactional and regulatory matters. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Hogan Lovells is very good with the big-picture approach and the business implications. Responsiveness has been excellent."

Work highlights Represented Argonaut Insurance in a reinsurance dispute with the Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania relating to asbestos coverage.

Notable practitioners  

The "very confident and articulate" Francis Monaco advises insurers and reinsurers on transactional and regulatory matters. Sources comment that he "knows the regulatory area really well" and is "building a good practice."

Rising star Sean Thomas Keely is skilled in handling insurance and reinsurance disputes. Clients describe him as an "impressive analytical man" who is an "outstanding insurance dispute resolution lawyer, always on top of the facts and ahead of the opponent."

Litigation - New York

What the team is known for Robust commercial litigation practice with the capacity to represent clients in complex cross-border matters. Regularly represents a range of clients in the financial services industry. Particularly noted for its strength in handling accountants' liability issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are excellent - very well prepared, very responsive, appropriately aggressive and knowledgeable."

Work highlights Defended US cable operator Charter Communications in connection with wage claims brought by a putative class of current and former technicians.

Notable practitioners

Dennis Tracey is managing partner of the New York office.

Significant clients Wells Fargo, Hyundai Motor America, Lloyds Banking Group, News Corporation, Wilmington Trust. 

Media & Entertainment - New York

What the team is known for Deep bench of corporate and tax practitioners who focus on transactions for a number of major media and entertainment clients. Offers clients extensive resources thanks to a prominent presence across the USA and beyond.

Work highlights Advised and assisted News Corporation on various corporate matters arising from its $12 billion business separation.

Acted on behalf of Hulu in its acquisition of Providence Equity Partners’ share in Hulu, valued at $200 million.

Notable practitioners  

Tax specialist Mark Weinstein offers this niche expertise to significant media and entertainment transactions. He represents major media and communications companies both nationally and internationally.

Significant clients IGN Entertainment, NBCUniversal, HarperCollins Publishers, Dow Jones, Fox Entertainment Group.